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What does a vet actually do all day?

What does a vet actually do all day?

I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian - but I’ve got to admit, I could have never anticipated what was waiting for me. When I’m consulting with pet families, I often meet many young people who also dream of becoming a veterinarian. I love it, I love the job, I love...

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Dr Vicky’s Patient Pick: Maggie

Dr Vicky’s Patient Pick: Maggie

My Patient Pick this week is Maggie! One of "those cases" that shape who I am, and continues to inspire me to this very day. You won’t believe Maggie’s incredible journey - a story opening with a horrific, and seemingly hopeless injury, and ending with an incredible...

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One Rule to Save on Cat Vet Bills

One Rule to Save on Cat Vet Bills

If, like me, you’re a cat lover - you’re sharing your home with more than one cat. Even if you’ve got more self-control than me, and it’s just you and one cat - I’ve got a golden rule to help keep you out of my exam room. One each, plus one.  What this means is that...

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Dr Vicky’s Patient Pick: Obi

Dr Vicky’s Patient Pick: Obi

It’s really important that, if ever your bunny shows the slightest signs that they may be unwell, you bring them to the vet for a check-up. Being a prey-species, their survival depends on their fitness and if there is anything that shows a predator they may be weak,...

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Drag-Racing: Why does your dog scoot his butt?

Drag-Racing: Why does your dog scoot his butt?

Some days, it feels like I’m dealing more with dogs bottoms than their faces! Every day, I see so many dogs embarrassing their pet-parents with licking and scooting their butt along the floor. Call it the boot-scoot, drag-racing or the truffle shuffle - I’m sure...

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5 Common Foods to NEVER feed your dog

5 Common Foods to NEVER feed your dog

I come from a family with a lot of heart, and we celebrate and show love for each other by sharing food. Feeding each other is just as loving as sharing a warm hug. I know that I can’t be the only one guilty of transferring this onto my pets - a nibble off of the...

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Ever wonder why your older dog has cloudy eyes?

Ever wonder why your older dog has cloudy eyes?

If you’ve got a dog that is considered (gasp!) ‘senior’ - then I suggest looking into their eyes. You might have already noticed this, but do they look a bit milky, a bit cloudy? Has your vet ever mentioned this to you, discussed what might be going on? Cloudy eyes in...

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Will giving my dog fish-oil help with his arthritis?

Will giving my dog fish-oil help with his arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that is very common in both dogs and cats. It’s a degenerative disease - which means that despite your best efforts, it will inevitably get worse. Having a pet that suffers from arthritis is a constant battle against the enemy,...

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What is this lump on my dog?

What is this lump on my dog?

Lumps are always a topic that is met with trepidation, the burning question - is it cancer? To even get close to those kinds of answers, your veterinarian will almost definitely need to perform some in-consult testing. Whilst you provide some love and support to your...

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Can you feed your dog bones?

Can you feed your dog bones?

Can you feed your dog bones? Yes, of course you can! Should you feed your dog bones? No, I really don’t recommend it as a good idea.  Yup, it’s a very controversial topic. If you do enough googling you will find plenty of sources encouraging you to feed bones, even...

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